Is That 54 DVDs In Your Pocket Or A Flash Drive?

C'mon - you know you've always wanted to be able to carry 54 DVDs in your pocket.

Kingston Technology Europe has come out with a 256GB USB flash drive, which can hold a LOT of stuff. How much? Try 51,000 images. Or how about 365 CDs (one for every day of the year)? A database of documents that, if printed out and piled up, would reach 1 kilometer high? Or, of course, the aforementioned 54 DVDs, though one might suppose that would depend on what kind of movies were on those DVDs: three-hour epics such as Ben-Hur or Gone with the Wind versus, say, the 97-minute Weekend At Bernie's.

The drive can be password-protected on Windows systems and "is enhanced for Windows Readyboost," which means it has super-fast speeds on Vista machines. It also has a five-year warranty and round-the-clock tech support.

The specs:
  • Capacity — 256 GB
  • Speed — Data transfer rates of up to 20 MB/sec. read and 10 MB/sec. write
  • Safeguarded — includes Password Traveler security software for Windows
  • Convenient — does not require Administrator rights to access the Privacy Zone
  • Dimensions — 2.78” x 0.67” x 0.87” (70.68 mm x 16.90 mm x 21.99 mm)
  • Operating Temperature — 32° to 140° F (0° to 60° C)
  • Storage Temperature — -4° to 185° F (-20° to 85° C)
  • Simple — just plug into a USB port
  • Practical — durable, capless design
  • Guaranteed — five-year warranty
  • Enhanced — for Windows ReadyBoost™ on Vista-based systems

They're made on an order-only basis, but can be purchased through Kingston resellers and e-tailers (list of places to purchase them are on Kingston's site).